Top spots for grabbing a healthy bite in the Dubai shopping malls
Whether you’re embarking on a month-long January detox or have made it your mission to make smarter food choices for the entire year, these super healthy menu picks will be your new go-to for more nutritious meals out.
Common Grounds is one of the best cafés in Dubai for healthy food
Tucked away in a cosy corner of the mall, Common Grounds has become a firm favourite on the foodie map thanks to a winning combo of cool interiors, artisan coffees, freshly-sourced ingredients and quite possibly one of the most beloved smashed avocado toasts in the city. The neighbourhood café also serves up lean breakfast dishes, veggie rice wraps and lots of delicious superfood salads.
Eat Greek offers authentic and healthy Mediterranean meals in the mall
Set in a prime position of the mall, just a few steps from VOX Cinemas, Eat Greek is an excellent option for the whole family, offering fresh Mediterranean fare in a stylish tavern-inspired ambience. Skim past the tasty but sinful fried cheese and tzatziki-loaded pitas and order a lighter bite such as the fresh seafood, roasted beetroot salad or grilled chicken skewers.
Zaatar w Zeit serves light Lebanese bites in a relaxed setting
While this casual Lebanese chain has been made famous in the region due to its mouthwatering cheesy wraps, take a closer look at the menu, and you’ll find a whole host of fresh picks. The chicken kale salad, quinoa tabbouleh and baked halloumi served on a bed of mint leaves, tomatoes and cucumbers are just a few of our lighter foodie favourites.
3 Quick Tips For Eating Out Without The Extra Calories:
- Steer clear of the bread basket as not only will the mindless munching and wad of accompanying butter make you full on empty calorific carbs, but white rolls offer no nutritional value
- Beware of oversized portions that can eat up your daily recommended calorie intake in just one sitting. If your plate arrives piled high, divide in half and ask your waiter for a takeaway box to avoid temptation
- You might think that ordering a fruit juice is a healthy option, but unless freshly-pressed or squeezed right there and then, the juice will be loaded with sugar. You’re better off eating the whole fruit to get the max vitamin and antioxidant benefits